Stop and smell the rosés .... sometimes
called the 'summertime wines'.
To wine snobs, rosés are often considered merely the
stepchildren of more reputable full-blooded reds.
However, today blush or rosé
wine continues to gain fans from around the world resulting in increased production of some excellent rosé
wines coming from areas in Portugal, France, Spain, Canada, Australia
and the US.
very popular in the USA, is not a true rose, but a blush -- the
result of "bleeding" ( saignee
) -- or removing some of the fluid to give red zinfandel more color
While a mix of white
and red wine is sometimes called a rosé, in fact it isn't a true rosť.
Just as red wines get their color from the grape skins, rosé
wines are carefully produced by removing the skins just before
the liquid is a deep red. The taste is always light, but most
have overtones closer to reds.
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